Pamela Ban

Welcome!  I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.  I received my Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2018.

My research interests are in American political institutions and cover legislative politics, Congress, interest groups, and information dynamics within federal policy-making.  I use new empirical approaches and novel data sources to answer questions about how political institutions influence the behavior of political actors and policy outcomes in American politics.

My current research agenda advances a new understanding of how institutions shape the search and use of information in policy-making, especially in an environment where information is heavily and selectively wielded as a political tool.

 

My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies QuarterlyBusiness and Politics, and Political Science Research & Methods.  My CV is available here.